Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fresh, January 29

seeme Julien Mauve.  See Me and Squarespace are proud to present the story of Julien Mauve.  Visit site  ▷


USGS Maps Made With Light Show the Way.  The topic, officially, was water. But during a scientific conference in Butte, Montana, in 2013, earthquake expert Michael Stickney glimpsed something unexpected in a three-dimensional lidar image of the Bitterroot Valley in nearby Missoula.  Visit site  ▷


National Geographic Society Snow Day! 8 Surprisingly Snow-Loving Animals.  From making snowballs to refrigerating food, these animals know what to do with the white stuff.  Visit site  ▷


BBC Earth How insects like bumblebees do so much with tiny brains.  The immense skills of some insects and worms suggest small brains are surprisingly powerful.  Visit site  ▷


Avaunt Magazine One Small Step: Crossing the Largest Glacier in Europe.  I'll be crossing the largest glacier in Europe, from west to east, on skis, in order to document the melting ice cap. It's a moment that I feel compelled to capture because my granddaughter won't be able to see this glacier with her own eyes - in less than a century it will be gone.  Visit site  ▷


Chang Kim Utopia Incomplete.  (in progress)  Visit site  ▷


Fix Here's What Dehydration Does to Your Body (and What to do About it).  It should come as no surprise that when our bodies don't have enough water, things can go seriously awry.  Visit site  ▷


from canyons to clouds Backpacking Argentine Patagonia's Huemul Circuit.  I just got back from Patagonia and gosh darn it, I'm gonna blog about it.  Visit site  ▷


Thrifty Outdoors Man Top Knots Every Outdoorsman Needs to Know.  The top knots, instructions for tying the knots, and their uses.  Visit site  ▷


Outdoor Quest Monitoring Backcountry Weather — Part 1.  Buys-Ballot's law provides a rough approximation of the location and direction of the low pressure system as it tracks through a region.  Visit site  ▷


Outdoor Quest Monitoring Backcountry Weather — Part 2.  Aboard the ship, the Captain's standing orders required that I notify him if the barometric pressure dropped more than .04 inches of mercury in four hours; this was a big deal.  Visit site  ▷


Adventure Journal Rowing Away from the Frenzy of the Material World.  The classic Scandinavian open cockpit, double oared boat spent the fall traveling over 1,500 miles on the mighty Mississippi River before taking the Atchafalaya River to the Gulf of Mexico.  Visit site  ▷


Adventure Journal It's Bigger on the Inside: The Truck Bed Living Room.  Depending on your level of handiness, there are about a zillion different ways to turn a truck camper into a cozy, home-away-from-home living room.  Visit site  ▷


GearWeAre The Best Hiking Shoes Reviewed For 2017.  In today's guide, we'll be looking specifically at low cut hiking shoes.  Visit site  ▷


Washington Trails Association Winter Photography Tips for Snowy Landscapes.  Capturing those landscapes can be challenging, requiring preparation and flexibility.  Visit site  ▷


Washington Trails Association Mount Rainier Moves to Online Permit Reservations.  Users will now be able to request wilderness camping and climbing permits online. The permits are for sites along the extremely popular Wonderland Trail, as well as other backcountry camps in the park.  Visit site  ▷


Washington Trails Association Wrap it Up: We Review Rain Skirts, Kilts and Wraps.  The problem: Rain pants are hot and annoying to get on or off. The solution: Rain wraps.  Visit site  ▷


The Trek Germophobe Tips For Avoiding Trail Sickness.  You know me. I'm the guy who uses paper towels to open bathroom doors, refuses to shake hands, and lives with a bottle of hand sanitizer attached to my hip. Yes, I am a card carrying germophobe.  Visit site  ▷


Popular Science Take it from a former park ranger: No one is going rogue.  The facts of our nation's climate cannot be considered partisan.  Visit site  ▷


VICE A Conversation with the Rogue National Park Service Twitter Account.  @AltNatParkSer started as a reaction to the muzzling of a National Park Service Twitter account for sharing facts about climate change. About a dozen other alt accounts have popped up in the last week.  Visit site  ▷


Craftsmanship Quarterly Precious Drops.  While people in many developing countries have plenty of water, much of it isn't safe enough to drink. What will it take?  Visit site  ▷


Seeker Ancient Mayan Superhighways Found in the Guatemala Jungle.  The network of roads dates as far back as 600 B.C., and is regarded as the foundation of the first state-level society in the Western Hemisphere.  Visit site  ▷


Trail to Peak Gear Preview: Salomon XA Enduro.  If you're looking for a bombproof trail shoe, that offers tons of protection, stability, and sure footedness, the XA Enduro should be at the top of your shopping list.  Visit site  ▷


Hiking For Her Lifestraw Go Water Bottle Review.  I predict that the biggest challenge with using this water bottle will be keeping my hands clean enough to keep the filtered water uncontaminated!  Visit site  ▷


The Trek Walking the Walk: Quadriplegic AT Thru-Hiker Stacey Kozel Shares Her Story.  On the tough days I remembered my days in the hospital...The worst day on the trail is alway better than even the best day in the hospital.  Visit site  ▷


Adventure Journal Say Hello to Three-Season Sleeping Bag Perfection.  A whole lot of tough choices and complexity for something that’s about as simple as a great big sock that you sleep in.  Visit site  ▷


The Hiking Life The Thru-Hiker's Diet.  When I arrive at a town or resupply point, I can tell you that the last thing I am thinking about is eating more dried fruit, nuts, cereal or beans!  Visit site  ▷


National Geographic Society Incredible Photos of Hiking Italy's 'Iron Roads'.  Remnants of World War I, these via ferrata take hikers to remote reaches of the Italian Alps—and tell stories of battle and bravery.  Visit site  ▷


Hyperlite Mountain Gear River of Dreams: Packrafting Oregon's Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  Dreaming of rivers isn't a recent thing. It's been an ever-increasing constant for many years.  Visit site  ▷


Outside Online National Parks Don't Need Your Misty-Eyed Reverence.  John Muir rhapsodizing about Yosemite is one thing, but Ian Frazier has had it with people calling their favorite outdoor spots "cathedrals," "shrines," and "sacred spaces."  Visit site  ▷


HeraldNet The highs and lows of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.  'It was pouring rain. I barely caught the shuttle down to town,' he said. 'And then I spent all day and $40 at the bakery, just drinking coffee and eating pastries.'  Visit site  ▷


Gray Snowflakes by Alexay Kljatov.  Snowflakes are incredible. Look at them.  Visit site  ▷


Popular Science How to make a survival whistle from a soup can. [video]  A high-volume whistle that hapless hikers can make with just a tin can and a nail.  Visit site  ▷


The Outdoor Society Hiking, Nature and Outdoor Recreation is Political. Period.  Numerous people told us to "stick to nature" and that we needed to be less political. For The Outdoor Society, that is impossible.  Visit site  ▷


Scarfolk Council Action Man Waterboarding Accessories.  Like many boys' toys, such as tractors, diggers and trains, the Action Man waterboarding kit was designed to help young boys develop a sense of what they might like to be when they grow up.  Visit site  ▷


The Onion White House Staff Reminded To Place Lids Firmly On Trash Cans After Steve Bannon Gets Into Garbage Again.  Staffers 'should not directly approach him', as he could be carrying some sort of disease.  Visit site  ▷


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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Fresh, January 22

iGNANT Atmospheric Photography By Hengki Koentjoro.  His focus lies on complexity in the minimalist, diving into the spiritual and the physical.  Visit site  ▷


AP News Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others.  A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access. Lawmakers earlier this month passed a rule eliminating a significant budget hurdle and written so broadly that it includes national parks.  Visit site  ▷


William Kemsley Jr. Hiking Trails In Danger!  The Appalachian Trail is the only National Scenic Trail that is a continuous, protected foot-path from one end to the other. All of the rest are disjointed routes.  Visit site  ▷


Yellowstone National Park Three Defendants from the High On Life Group Plead Guilty.  To charges in Yellowstone National Park that included disorderly conduct by creating a hazardous condition and foot travel in a thermal area.  Visit site  ▷


Astronomy Picture of the Day Layer Cake Sunset.  Seemingly sliced into many horizontal layers the Sun shimmered moments before it touched the horizon, setting over the Pacific Ocean as seen from the mountaintop Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.  Visit site  ▷


The Atlantic Photos of the Week.  Something happening everywhere...  Visit site  ▷


Popular Mechanics You Could Live Here Alone Forever.  The world surrounding my father's Montana homestead could disappear tomorrow, and he would make out just fine.  Visit site  ▷


WinterCampers Adirondack Lean-tos.  The Lean-to is an open faced camping shelter found throughout the Adirondack Park back-country areas and along the Appalachian Trail. In Finland they are called 'laavus'.  Visit site  ▷


Ultralight and Comfortable The Laugavegur trail day 1.  I am working on this as an ebook, but I will post the separate days here nonetheless. This will be a full trip report and information guide for anybody wanting to do the trip themselves.  Visit site  ▷


Outdoor Quest Trouble Shooting Your GPS.  What do you do when a compass breaks or the GPS just doesn't seem to be working right? Here are a few suggestions.  Visit site  ▷


Tramplite Gear Torso Measuring Guide.  You will need a helper to do this accurately and get them to repeat the measurement at least 3 times to be sure. Get this wrong and your pack will not fit correctly!  Visit site  ▷


Hiking For Her Best Hiking Advice For Beginners.  Hiking socks are also foundational.  Visit site  ▷


Hiking For Her Hiking Inflammation: How To Deal With Pain And Swelling After A Hike.  'Inflammation' in a hiker's body implies that at least 2 of the 'cardinal signs' of inflammation are present: heat and redness.  Visit site  ▷


The Trek How to Successfully Thru-Hike as a Couple.  If you set yourself up well, you can benefit from having shared one of the purest, most pleasurable lifetime achievements with another person.  Visit site  ▷


The Trek The Single Thing I Wish I'd Known Before My Thru-Hike That Nobody Told Me.  I often wonder now what would have happened if I had had a good signal.  Visit site  ▷


The blog of Trail Cooking EDC Kit For Your Vehicle.  Truth is, you should have this in your vehicle 12 months a year, not just in winter months. Nor just for those who live near the mountains.  Visit site  ▷


The Hiking Life Bartram Trail Backpacking Guide.  It was voted by readers of Backpacker Magazine to be the No.1 U.S. long distance trail for solitude. Sure enough, when I hiked the BT in 2011, I didn't encounter a single other hiker.  Visit site  ▷


Sprinkles Hikes Dehydrator 101.  Once you finally start to master techniques to make your food taste better, dehydrating your own backpacking meals is an easy 'set it and forget it' option.  Visit site  ▷


The Ultimate Hang Review: Dutchware Chameleon Hammock.  What really makes the Chameleon stand apart from other modular hammocks is the proprietary fabrics, suspension system, and the reversible zipper. A single hammock design can suit the needs of most without requiring a special order.  Visit site  ▷


The Ultimate Hang Review: Rallt Digital Camo Hammock and Ultralight Straps.  I'll admit that I spent a few weeks enjoying the comfort of this hammock in my bedroom. When hung with a good sag, it provided an excellent lay.  Visit site  ▷


The Adirondack Almanack Blue Jays in Winter.  'Jay, jay, jay!' This boisterous group was a foraging flock.  Visit site  ▷


Adventure Journal #BestCarcass Gives Wild Animals A Final, Macabre Closeup.  Biology Twitter outdoes itself with beautifully gruesome photo contest of dead critters.  Visit site  ▷


The Outdoor Society Trump Administration Shuts Down National Park Service Twitter Feeds.  I figured it would take a few days or week. I thought that the first hundred days would be focused on issues like healthcare, immigration and trade.  Visit site  ▷


Men's Journal Does Your Metabolism Need an Overhaul?  Know the Basics  Visit site  ▷


Men's Journal The 5 Biggest Myths About Your Metabolism.  If your body isn't keeping up the way it used to, it might be time for a metabolism overhaul. But if you think you know everything about your body's natural furnace, think again.  Visit site  ▷


Men's Journal 6 Ways to Hack Your Metabolism.  Here's how to do it.  Visit site  ▷


Fix Your Brain on Exercise.  It's well-established that regular exercise can help us achieve physical fitness, but little thought is often given to how regular exercise can improve the health and functions of your brain.  Visit site  ▷


Outside Online What's Really Going to Kill You Outdoors, And How to Live Through It.  Drowning.  Visit site  ▷


Outside Online What Todd Orr's Mauling Teaches Us About Bear Attacks.  He fired the bear spray, but it had little to no effect. 'Her momentum carried her right through the orange mist and on me.'  Visit site  ▷


The Santiago Times First Hike: Lost in the Andes.  What could go wrong? We're in the Andes.  Visit site  ▷


Ursack Updates.  Successful Zoo Test of the New Ursack AllMitey.  Visit site  ▷


I Walked Here Three Very Different Books About Walking.  Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit. Walkable City by Jeff Speck. Of Walking in Ice by Werner Herzog.  Visit site  ▷


Public Delivery Surreal photos of Asia's longest river after 2 year 'pilgrimage'.  The Yangtze is praised as the cradle of Chinese evolution owing to the central function it played in the civilization of ancient China. Paradoxically, the river is also referred to as China's sorrow.  Visit site  ▷


Popular Science Is urine actually sterile?  Just in case you were wondering.  Visit site  ▷


Ian's Shoelace Site Fun, fashion & science in the Internet's #1 website about shoelaces..  Whether you want to learn to lace shoes, tie shoelaces, stop shoelaces from coming undone, calculate shoelace lengths or even repair aglets, Ian's Shoelace Site has the answer!  Visit site  ▷


Fubiz Amazing Pictures of Light Pillars.  The meteorological and optical phenomenon is watchable in the Northern countries. It is a reaction caused by the meeting between the light and the ice crystals in winter.  Visit site  ▷


PetaPixel Photographing Frozen Baikal: The Deepest and Oldest Lake On Earth.  We were enraptured by its beauty, so much so that we almost didn't sleep all 3 days we were there.   Visit site  ▷


McSweeney's Internet Tendency List: Concrete Actions Progressives Can Take During Trump's Presidency.  Sign a petition. Then sign another. Quit your day job and spend as much time signing petitions as possible.  Visit site  ▷


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Fresh, January 15

Fix 30-Minute Bodyweight-Only Cardio Sweat Fest. [infographic]  When you think about how people stayed in shape before gyms and fancy workout equipment were the norm, bodyweight training makes a lot of sense.  Visit site  ▷


Boston Globe Bear Ears Buttes in Utah. [photo essay]  Known as Bear Ears for the pair of purple buttes at the region's center, perhaps no place in America is as rich with ancient Native American sites as Bear Ears.  Visit site  ▷


LighterPack LighterPack is a website to track the gear you take on adventures. It is still in Beta..  Click on things to edit them. Give your list and category a name. Add new categories and items to your list. When you're done, share your list with others!  Visit site  ▷


USGS It's the Heat and the Humidity, New Study Finds.  Why Lyme Disease is Common in the North, Rare in the South.  Visit site  ▷


National Geographic Society Look Inside Russia's Wildest Nature Reserves — Now Turning 100.  Russia's tumultuous history includes one legacy little known outside its borders-a vast system of protected lands that conservationists have fought for decades to study and protect. Some are so remote and guarded that few of Russia's own citizens have ever stepped foot in them.  Visit site  ▷


National Geographic Society Rare Ocelot Kittens Caught on Camera.  Using GPS technology and camera traps, biologists were thrilled to find rare litters of ocelot kittens and a den site-the first found for the small wild cats in a South Texas refuge in nearly two decades.  Visit site  ▷


National Geographic Society 5 Surprising Facts About Ötzi the Iceman.  1. The Iceman has living relatives.  Visit site  ▷


National Geographic Society How the World's Smallest Birds Survive the Winter.  Birds that stay north for the winter experience a nightly "mini-hibernation," in which their 107-degree body temperatures can plummet to 48 degrees.  Visit site  ▷


The Lightweight Backpacker Winter Camping Tips.  Travel will be slower, daylight hours are fewer, normal activities around camp take longer.  Visit site  ▷


Winter Campers Compass Basics.  Reading a compass seems like an intimidating skill to many people. However...  Visit site  ▷


Winter Campers Winter Camping Application ;-).  There is a hotel there right?  Visit site  ▷


Section Hiker Lightweight Winter Backpacking Gear List: Explained.  My advice — figure out what is right for you to be safe and comfortable, and suck it up if it weighs a bit more than you'd like.  Visit site  ▷


Old School Outfitter My 10 Rules of Adventure Travel.  I remember well my first big "adventure." Two buddies and I, hardly a clue about what we were doing.  Visit site  ▷


The Ultimate Hang Review: Hummingbird Hammock Pelican Tarp.  A winter-style, multi-panel tarp designed for hammocks (and tarp camping).  Visit site  ▷


The Hiking Life The Lost Coast Trail Backpacking Guide.  California's Lost Coast Trail, a 53 mile hike along one of the world's most beautiful coastlines.  Visit site  ▷


My Very Long Walk Attack of the Killer Donkey.  Dad leaned in, and the donkey pulled back its ears, a low rumble reverberating from its chest.  Visit site  ▷


Peta Pixel Finding and Photographing a Lunar 'Fog Bow': What to Look For.  A month ago I had never seen a lunar fog bow; now I have seen three.  Visit site  ▷


GQ The Do's and Don'ts of Protein.  Protein is good for you... if you're eating it right. Here's how to make sure you're getting the most out of what you put in your body.  Visit site  ▷


The Art of Manliness How to Climb a Rope.  At one time, rope climbing was even an Olympic event.  Visit site  ▷


Across Utah! Hayduke: Happy Maze Alternate.  I don't expect many to opt for this alternate, but it is actually my preferred route for a trek across Utah.  Visit site  ▷


The Ultralight Hiker Klymit Hammock Pad.  Definitely worth a look if you are planning on some hammock camping.  Visit site  ▷


GORE-TEX Blog Dispersed Camping in Colorado.  A complete guide to dispersed camping in Colorado, aka how you can camp for free in the mountains.  Visit site  ▷


Chris Townsend Outdoors Outdoor & Nature Books Review 2016.  I'm happy to recommend all of them.  Visit site  ▷


Chris Townsend Outdoors Performance, Durability & Lightweight Gear.  Choose carefully and you can reduce the weight of your load a great deal without any loss in performance and durability of your gear.  Visit site  ▷


Outside Online The Detective of Northern Oddities.  When they captured her off Cohen Island in the summer of 2007, she weighed 58 pounds and was the size of a collie. The growth rings in a tooth they pulled revealed her age — eight years, a mature female sea otter.  Visit site  ▷


Montana Outdoors Sunrise at ten below zero.  January 4, 2017.  Visit site  ▷


Slick & Twisted Trails The 5 Best Portable Battery Packs for Camping and Backpacking.  To help you choose we've outlined a few things to consider before purchasing.  Visit site  ▷


Boy's LIfe Insect Identification Quiz.  Can you identify these dangerous bugs?  Visit site  ▷


Paddy Pallin Trip Report: John Muir Trail.  The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark.  Visit site  ▷


Expert Vagabond Secrets Of The Ring Road: Iceland's Epic Road Trip.  There's nothing like a good road trip. Especially when driving past active volcanoes, blue icebergs, roaring waterfalls, and northern lights.  Visit site  ▷


Parasite of the Day Pediculus humanus capitis.  What do parents dread their children bringing home from school more than a bad report card? Pediculus humanus capitis Visit site  ▷


The Seattle Times This is likely how that 'utterly gorgeous' spinning ice circle formed.  An ice circle that formed over the weekend in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie river was a curiosity not only to those who photographed it, but to scientists fascinated by the phenomenon.  Visit site  ▷


Reykjavik Silly Walks crossing in Reykjavik!  Reykjavik loves the silly walks!  Visit site  ▷


The Daily Mash Thundersnow heralds the coming of the Ninth Demon, admits Met Office.  It will become fully formed just after lunch at which point it will start eating large numbers of people in the West Midlands, before enslaving the women and children of Somerset.  Visit site  ▷


The New York Times Magazine Neanderthals Were People, Too.  New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?  Visit site  ▷


McSweeney's Internet Tendency Please Note the Rock Climbing Clip Attached to My Book Bag.  Attention, fellow commuters.  Visit site  ▷


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Definitions: Beach

(1) One of the few places you can walk barefoot, revealing your toe webs, and be admired for having them.

(2) A damp geographical interlude between wet and dry.

(3) A place where sea weasels come ashore to pillage and molt.

(4) The only solid land that bathes regularly.

(5) Buffer area between water and earth. Some of this and some of the other.

Beach is a strip of land, sloping toward water, that may be sandy, or muddy, or rocky, or gravelly but generally not too solid.

It is wet a lot, being the strip of land lying between low and high tides.

Around lakes a beach is usually sandy and flat.

If warm and clean enough, any ocean beach may attract nudists, who are a favored prey of the larger and more aggressive sea weasels.

As always, Effort or Eff it. Your call. No sniveling.

Source: How to talk in the woods.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Fresh, January 8

APOD A Full Sky Aurora Over Norway.  Higher than the highest building, higher than the highest mountain, higher than the highest airplane, lies the realm of the aurora.  Visit site  ▷


PetaPixel Pulse: A 4K Storm Time-Lapse Film in Black and White.  Storm chasing photographer Mike Olbinski is known for his gorgeous time-lapse films of thunderstorms, tornadoes, and monsoons.  Visit site  ▷


PetaPixel Photos of the First Snowfall in the Sahara Desert in 37 Years.  This area is known for dry heat, with temperatures reaching 122°F.  Visit site  ▷


Boy's Life How to Build a Quinzee Snow Shelter.  An effective way to stay warm when camping in the winter. Here's how to build one.  Visit site  ▷


Public Radio International Seeking the long-lost 'City of the Monkey God' in dense Honduras jungle.  Deep in the forest, with the help of new technologies, scientists discovered the untouched ruins of a vanished culture. [audio]  Visit site  ▷


The Life Peripatetic Happy New Year / More or Less.  All signs reminded me that today was not just a new day, but a new year.  Visit site  ▷


GORE-TEX Blog Exploring the Wilderness Areas of Oregon's Coastal Mountains.  The Coast Range as well as the Klamath Mountains aren't especially high, but they account for some of the state's roughest terrain and some of its wildest.  Visit site  ▷


GORE-TEX Blog How to Restore the Durable Water Repellency of Your Raingear.  Guide to get the most out of your rainwear and keep your DWR in top condition.  Visit site  ▷


The Ultralight Hiker New DIY Pack Raft.  These folk offer a DIY kit from US$125!  Visit site  ▷


The Ultralight Hiker Making Small Things Smaller To Save Weight and Space.  It pays to go through your gear again and again. It is always a game of 'putting and taking'.  Visit site  ▷


Trail Recipes Sarek Diaries: Day 3 — Against the wind.  The neoprene socks we bought proved the right choice!  Visit site  ▷


REI Co-op Journal The 100-Mile Eating Contest With a Little Bit of Running.  Clare Gallagher comes from a competitive family. "We can't even play some board games."  Visit site  ▷


The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader PCT — Back to Back.  "The restlessness has never abandoned me. We're still married, the kids are grown, and somehow Dan loves me still and supports my idiosyncrasies."  Visit site  ▷


The Big Trip Israel National Trail Part 1.  I dislike Christmas and New Year's and try to escape them whenever possible. I was surprised to find cheap flights from Berlin to Tel Aviv and the Israel National Trail has always been on my bucket list.  Visit site  ▷


Bearfoot Theory How to Choose the Best Backpacking Water Filter.  Important factors to consider when choosing a backpacking water filter and recommendations for your next adventure.  Visit site  ▷


Brown Girl on the (P)CT Day 117 — Fear Leads to Anger.  Why do I keep doing this to myself?  Visit site  ▷


Thrifty Outdoors Man How to make Fire from Ice or Water.  But using 'wild' ice or water. Are you ready?  Visit site  ▷


Bogley Outdoor Community Best Route through ALL National Parks.  In total, this road trip spans 14,498 miles (23,333 km) of road and will take roughly 2 months to fully enjoy, depending on your pace.  Visit site  ▷


Adventure Journal Next Time You're in Patagonia, Stay Here.  At this private retreat in the valleys of the Torres del Paine.  Visit site  ▷


Hiking Project Journal The New Wisdom: 6 Long-Trail Legends Share Hard-Won Advice.  Some stories and lessons from that pool of shared wisdom.  Visit site  ▷


Hiking Project Journal Want to Experience the Adventure of True Wilderness? Head to Canyonlands..  A hiking and river adventure down the Colorado River and return via the lesser-known Dirty Devil River.  Visit site  ▷


Hiking For Her Gobi Gear Review: Stuff Your Stuff Into These Segmented Stuff Sacks.  Two avid outdoors aficionados started this company, and have demonstrated deep insight into a perennial problem for hikers: keeping gear organized and un-lost in the bowels of a backpack.  Visit site  ▷


Bogley Outdoor Community Outdoor Preparation Tips.  1. Don't do something stupid.  Visit site  ▷


Barefoot Jake Keep From Getting Cold Feet (Minimalism in Snow).  How do your feet not freeze?  Visit site  ▷


The Summit Register Stoves 101: How to get the most out of your fuel canisters.  How to get the most out of our fuel canisters and how to monitor that consumption in the backcountry.  Visit site  ▷


Rambling Hemlock Snyder Ridge Jungle Gym.  Where else can you have the trail all to yourself in Glacier? First you have to find the trailhead.  Visit site  ▷


Section Hiker GLOP Backpacking Meals.  I keep my meals simple to make and simple to clean up by eating GLOP.  Visit site  ▷


My Modern Met Family Lives in the Arctic Circle by Building Cob House in a Solar Geodesic Dome.  Apples, cherries, plums, apricots, kiwis, grapes, cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, squash, and melons are just some of what they can grow in an area that is without sunlight for three months a year.  Visit site  ▷


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Oregon man attempting first winter thru-hike of the Ice Age Trail.  It would be in the single digits, and Mike Summers couldn't have been happier. "I'm pumped," he said. "I want it to be tons of snow and really cold."  Visit site  ▷


Scoutmastercg Sleeping Bags 101.  Your choice of sleeping bags starts with figuring out where it will be used, what size you need, and the types of fill and construction are available. [infographic]  Visit site  ▷


TTBOOK Parks and Recreation.  "We live by wild mercy," Terry Tempest Williams writes. In this hour, she takes us to some of her favorite national parks. [audio]  Visit site  ▷


SODIS How does it work?.  Since 2011 Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and the ETH-Water Research Institute Eawag have disseminated their methods for water treatment at the household level. The key method is SODIS.  Visit site  ▷


McSweeney's Internet Tendency I Will Love You Until The Cows Come Home - But Only Until Then.  Once the cows are home, you will witness a wild shift in my personality.  Visit site  ▷


McSweeney's Internet Tendency Introducing the New Lululemon X Malaysian Child Labor Collection.  In yoga class, you too can assume child's pose in a 95°F room and spend most of your time daydreaming about food.  Visit site  ▷


Fast Company We Don't Know If This Is A Real Adidas Ad Or Not, But It's Pretty Awesome.  An aging runner rebels against the system in this charming, unexpected story for a sneaker commercial.  Visit site  ▷


Adweek Is This Breathtaking Spec Ad for Johnnie Walker the Best Student Work Ever?.  Inside the making of 'Dear Brother'  Visit site  ▷


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